Here is a list of all the postings Nick Hulme has made in our forums. Click on a thread name to jump to the thread.
|Thread: Using a lathe|
In industry, education, or private? The answer will be different for each and will prove irrelevant here :D
|Thread: Solid carbide end mills|
Check manufacturer's recommended speeds, if you can't achieve them you will just abrade your endmill.
|Thread: Toyo ML210 Milling Attachment Help Needed|
Yeah, I wish!
|Thread: Mill DRO - How many axis?|
If you go 2 axis leave room to upgrade, you'll probably want to as it's common sense to have three and straightforward penny pinching not to.
|Thread: Using a Metal Cutting Disc on the SX2 Mill|
I use 100mm carbide tipped circular saw blades for cutoff in the mill.
|Thread: combined BOB with drivers or seperate?|
Mach3 runs fine and only has an issue with the Parallel Port in 64bit
|Thread: Chinese tacho - beware|
The stuff you buy from China which is crap is that way for a reason, it's because you're cheap! :D
|Thread: Myford Super 7 and ER40 collet chuck|
I went with ER40 because it gives me up to 32mm with extended range collets :D
|Thread: Carbide inserts tool holders.|
That's how you harden many of the better Tool Steels :D
|Thread: Easy Button Die Storage Solution|
I use 4" x 4" x 1" stackable plastic containers with hinged lids stacked in four 2' tall columns in a cupboard, each box edge is labelled and houses either one size of taps and dies or a range, depending on size and the quantity held.
|Thread: Mill X axis|
You can buy a variable frequency pulse generator and use it as the input for a stepper driver, Arduino is definitely complicating the job unnecessarily.
|Thread: Limitation of a milling machine with low spindle RPM.|
That's still a low spindle speed, I have an Emco FB2 head which I run at up to 4000rpm and don't consider that as a particularly high speed.
|Thread: Material storage fpr Lathe/other machines|
I have Spur Shelving above head height for long lengths and a 900x600x1800mm 1000kg per shelf rack system with mesh shelves for shorter lengths.
|Thread: How to machine Acetal|
I use polished the TC tooling specified for Aluminium when machining plastic, it works very well.
|Thread: New vice, good choice?|
A vice of this form was the first which allowed me to machine work square.
I tried many cheaper models first, it would have saved me money to buy a more expensive vice first! :D
|Thread: DraftSight no longer free|
Crikey, a disappointment for cheapskates everywhere! :D
|Thread: Is CAD for Me?|
I started using CAD/CAM at 50, get stuck in, if you have the drive to do it you will succeed!
|Thread: Hexagonal Socket Drive|
That will be because a hex is smaller than a square then? :D
|Thread: Coolant Flow Rates|
The provision of cooling and the removal of chips to prevent re-cutting is the same principle on manual or CNC, especially in the absence of a full enclosure.
|Thread: mark 1 1/2 student with an inverter|
A friend and I re-wired his Harrison M300 for a VFD, we used all the standard switches re-wired to handle 24V control signals for the VFD so it now works exactly as it did with a 3-phase supply but with the addition of a speed control potentiometer.
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